Santa Fe – Coronado Historic Site – and Balloons

Santa Fe – Kuaua Pueblo – and Balloons Balloon Fiesta Day 3: Morning Balloon Fix We slept in this morning and missed the Dawn Patrol.  Then we found out that it was cancelled when we went for breakfast.  Cool!  Didn’t miss anything. The balloons did launch, so we still got some good pictures. Sandia Mountain

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Day Two

At The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Day Two Dawn Patrol The Morning Dawn Patrol was so cool this time.  Yesterday there was a good breeze and at dawn the launched balloons went by pretty fast.  This morning it was very calm – and as the balloons lifted off and headed toward us they get in a

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Day One

At the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Day One We made it!  Cross one more item off of our bucket list.   After traveling through Nevada, Utah and Colorado we made it to New Mexico and the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. We wanted to experience this for a long time.  When we got an email from Escapees back in

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Cortez Colorado

Cortez Colorado Last Stop Before the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta  October 2-4 Our last stop before getting to Albuquerque is Cortez, Colorado.  We stayed for 3 days to explore the area.  It sure was nice to get into some green farmland again – a nice change from the deserts of Nevada and Utah.  We stayed at

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Eastern Nevada and Utah

En route to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Eastern Nevada and Utah – En route to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta                     California Trail Interpretive Center – Elko Nevada September 28th After leaving Winnemucca we drove through the high desert of Nevada to Wendover on our way to

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Fernley and Winnemucca Nevada

Heading to the Balloon Fiesta from California First Stop Fernley Nevada We left Sacramento on September 25th, heading east to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque taking the long road there! We had a bit of a rocky start when our RVi Brake acted up braking hard when it should not.  After getting frustrated about the

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Lone Tree Point and Hope Island

Thousand Trails La Conner Lone Tree Point and Hope Island The Swinomish Indians share some of their land with the Thousand Trails La Conner Preserve in Washington.  La Conner Thousand Trails  is on the Puget Sound just north of Seattle.  Lone Tree Point is a sacred spot for the natives in the area. Here’s a

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Whale Watching and Friday Harbor

Whale Watching and Friday Harbor Trips and Places to Visit while at Thousand Trails La Conner Whale Watching!  We spent a day in the San Juan islands located north of Puget Sound watching whales and visiting Lime Kiln Point State Park on San Juan Island. We started off with a ferry ride from Anacortes to Friday Harbor

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Deception Pass Bridge and State Park

Deception Pass – Puget Sound Deception Pass State Park is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Thousand Trails La Conner.  We visited the park with our daughters many years ago, and again about 10 years ago when Christine and I took our first vacation ‘without kids’.       Deception Pass State

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